Ginsburg makes first public appearance since cancer news

Ginsburg makes first public appearance since cancer news
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgMore Democrats than Republicans say Supreme Court key to 2020 vote Senate GOP divided over whether they'd fill Supreme Court vacancy  Ginsburg discharged from hospital after nonsurgical procedure MORE on Monday made her first public appearance since the court announced she had recently undergone cancer treatment.

Ginsburg visited the University at Buffalo in New York to receive an honorary law degree.

According to CNN, she addressed her health issues at the event. 

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"In July 2018, Wayne [Wisbaum] wrote to me that his health disabled him from playing a lead role in the arrangements for my visit here but he still hoped to attend all the events," Ginsburg said, referring to the Buffalo lawyer who had invited her to Monday's event but has since died.

"He asked me to confirm that I would come to Buffalo in August 2019 in any event," she said. "I did so immediately and I did not withdraw when my own health problems presented challenges."

Ginsburg added it was "beyond my wildest imagination that I would one day become the Notorious RBG," according to CNN. "I am now 86 years old, yet people of all ages want to take their picture with me. Amazing."

The Supreme Court announced Friday that Ginsburg had completed three weeks of radiation treatment for a malignant tumor on her pancreas.

“The Justice tolerated treatment well,” the court said in a statement. “The tumor was treated definitively and there is no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body.”

The treatment was conducted on an outpatient basis at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. The tumor was detected during a blood test in July.

Ginsburg will “continue to have periodic blood tests and scans” and no further treatment is currently required, the court said.